Sunday, 24 January 2021

Global Design Project #GDP275 Challenge

Hello - welcome to my blog, 

Today I'm back to share my entry for this week's Global Design Project challenge. #GDP275 is a theme challenge and it's all about love, perfect as it's Valentine's Day next month.  So here is my card.
The Design Team cards are all amazing and so inspirational - find them here along with all the entries. Challenges really help me when I'm struggling for ideas.  
When I saw the theme, I knew straight away that I wanted to use the cute "love heart" from the Wreath Builder dies and decided to pair that up with the Playful Alphabet dies so I could die cut the words either side of the "love heart".  To make the words pop I added a piece of the Rainbow Glimmer Paper underneath - have you seen it, it is absolutely gorgeous and adds a fabulous sparkle.  
I used one of our new blending brushes (they come in a pack of three) to add a soft hint of Magenta Madness, Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green (to match the glimmer paper) around the edges of the white panel.  I also added Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay with the brushes around the edge of the heart to make it pop. Using the same colours, I used one of the stamps from Tasteful Textures to add texture around the edge - stamping off several times to make the ink lighter in colour. 
I stamped one of the sentiments from Handsomely Suited in Versamark on a piece of gorgeous grape and heat embossed with white emboss powder before punched it out with the Classic Label punch. I then punched three hearts from the rainbow glimmer paper using the Dog Builder punch. The heart, label and hearts were added to the card with mini dimensionals. 

I made this simpler monochromatic version to give to my hubby on Valentine's Day.  He doesn't read my blog so I'm not worried about him seeing it!
Check out the little video I made below. Please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel if you haven't already. If I get to 1,000 subscribers I'll be able to do live video's - that's on my goals for this year as well as trying to work out how to do Facebook Lives.


If you’re interested in buying any of the products used just click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code which you can find at the top right of my blog if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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Wednesday, 20 January 2021

More Stampin' Up! Handsomely Suited cards

Hello,

On Sunday I shared a couple of cards made with the Handsomely Suited bundle - mosy the shirt and tie dies. If you watched the video in my last blog post, I quickly shared some other cards at the end of the video and I wanted to share them with you and explain how they were made.

I tried to make a card that looks like a polo shirt - does it work?  The base is thick white card cut @ 10.5 cm x 29.6 cm scored @ 14.8 cm, a piece of Whale of a Time DSP cut @ 10 cm x 14.3 cm for the shirt front the pocket and stitched button strip, Pacific Point card for the collar, buttons and top of pocket, I stamped one of the sentiments in Pacific Point ink on white card and cut out with a Stitched Rectangle die. I the stamped Birthday on Pacific Point card in Versamark and used my heat tool to heat embossed with White and punched out with the Classic Label punch and glued it over the original stamped word "Fathers Day".  Did you know there's an easy way to make the punched piece longer? If I remember I will do a quick video and share on my Instagram!
The next  card is I guess and example of #Simplestamping and showcases the bow tie stamps on a panel of white card.  The bow ties were stamped in Memento and coloured with Night of Navy and Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends. The base is Night of Navy cut @ 14.8 cm x 21 cm scored @ 10.5 cm. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and I used my heat tool to heat embossed in White and punched out with the Tailored Tag punch.  I added a strip of Mint Macaron behind the stamped panel. It's hard to see but I added texture to that piece with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder.
The Tuxedo card below is very snazzy.  The base is thick White card cut @ 14.8 cm x 21 cm and scored @ 10.5 cm. The jacket and pocket are die cut from basic black card while the lapel, pocket top and bow tie is cut from some black glitter foam from my stash. The shirt, collar and buttons are all die cut from white card. I used the button die twice to get 12 little buttons and they layered them u to make them stand out. The sentiment was stamped in Memento and cut using my Stampin' Up! paper snips.
I decided to see if I could make a couple of feminine cards and came up with this one. the base is Blushing Bride card cut @ 10.5 cm x 29.6 cm.  A piece of retired DSP from my stash is cut @ 10 cm x 14.3 cm. I die cut a small V for the neckline and glued white card behind the DSP and added the collar piece with dimensionals. The necklace is made with some pink gems (also retired). The sentiments are stamped on white card with Melon Mambo ink and cut with a Tasteful Labels die.
Last but by no means least is another feminine card. The base is Petal Pink cut @ 10.5 cm x 29.6 cm scored @ 14.8 cm. I used a piece of the pretty Field and Flower DSP on the next card - the designs are so pretty. You can earn this DSP or chose another item from the mini catalogue for FREE with a qualifying purchase of £45.  The lapels are cut from white card and trimmed to create a slightly different neckline. This time I made the necklace using some retired pearls from my stash. The sentiment is stamped in Memento and cut with another Tasteful Labels die.
If you’re interested in buying any of the products used just click on the links above or the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code which you can find at the top right of my blog if your order is between £25 and £150 so I can send you a handmade card and FREE gift next month.  If you would like more information about Sale-a-bration, or would like me to send you a new mini catlogue then email me at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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Sunday, 17 January 2021

Stampin' Up! Handsomely Suited Bundle cards

Hello and welcome to my blog, 

If you're anything like me, you may struggle with inspiration for the dreaded masculine cards so when I first saw the Handsomely Suited Suite in the new Stampin' Up! Jan - June 2021 mini catalogue, I knew straight away that I needed to have it all - lol.

Up until this week I hadn't really had the chance to play with this bundle apart from making a fun birthday card for a friend at the beginning of December - check it out on my Instagram here.

As another friend was celebrating his birthday yesterday it was the perfect excuse to pull out the bundle and see what I could make. 

This card was totally inspired by the suit my husband wore on our wedding day and I love how it turned out.  I will either give it to hubby as a Valentines Day or Anniversary card. I've made a little video which you can find later in this post to show you how easy this card is to put together. 

The base is Night of Navy card cut @ 10.5 cm x 29.7 cm scored @ 14.8 cm. I cut a piece of white card measuring 10 cm x 14 cm for the shirt. The jacket front is made from a piece of Night of Navy cut @ 10 cm x 14.4 cm. The lapel and pocket are also cut from Night of Navy card. I cut the shirt collar from a scrap of white card. The tie, knot and another collar to make the handkerchief are die cut from Highland Heather card. If you watch the video you will see I nearly messed up as I glued the blue card to the white card and only just managed to tuck the tie between the two layers! I added the shirt collar and pocket to the card with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink on white card and punched out with the Classic Label punch. This was also added with dimensionals.

The next card is the one I made for my friends birthday on Friday.  Isn't it cute!  The base is Very Vanilla card cut @ 27 cm x 13.5 cm scored @ 13.5. The background is embossed with the Bricks & Mortar 3D embossing folder from another piece of Very Vanilla cut @ 13 cm x 13 cm. The braces are die cut from Night of Navy card and the buckles are cut with gold foil. The shirt is made with some retired DSP. The sentiment is stamped on Very Vanilla and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch. I also punched a Night of Navy label and cut in half to layer behind the sentiment which was added with dimensionals.
Here's the video for the blue card - I hope you enjoy the card and video.

If you’re interested in buying any of the products used for the blue card just click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code which you can find at the top right of my blog if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me.

 

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember keep it crafty.


Lynnie C

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Sunday, 10 January 2021

Global Design Project #GDP273 Color challenge with Dragonfly Garden

Hello - welcome to my blog and a very belated Happy New Year

I'm coming on to share a card inspired by this weeks challenge over on the Global Design Project #GDP273 - it's not a colour combination I would usually use but Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink and Night of Navy are rather lovely together.

Sadly I missed the deadline so didn't enter my card! I don't know what's wrong with me, crafting is my therapy and brings me joy but I have lost my mojo for the moment.  I suspect it has something to do with being in lockdown number 3 and the cold weather but that may just be excuses!

I wanted to keep my card simple and decided to use the gorgeous Dragonfly Garden stamp set from the new Jan - June 2021 mini catalogue.

I love how it turned out. The base is Petal pink. Using an acrylic block and Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink and Night of Navy Stampin' Write Markers (you can get the same effect with our classic ink pads) I added ink to the surface of the block before spritzing with water and placing down onto a piece of whisper white card. When completely dry I stamped the gorgeous floral image from Dragonfly Garden stamp set in Memento and used one of the Stitched Rectangles dies to cut a panel before adding to a slightly larger piece of Night of Navy card. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on another piece of whisper white and cut with another one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I stamped the same floral image in Petal Pink on the base and in Soft Sea Foam on the sentiment panel. The sentiment panel was also added to a sightly larger piece of Night of Navy card.
I spritzed everything with a homemade shimmer spray made with some of our Frost White Shimmer Paint. The sparkle doesn't show in the photos but it's absolutely fabulous in real life! Both panels are added to the base with dimensionals and three basic rhinestones add the finishing touch to the card front.
The inside is kept equally simple and I will add the same floral image to the envelope before popping in the post.


If you’re interested in buying any of the products I've used just click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me.


The new mini catalogue has just launched and it's also Sale-a-bration when you earn FREE product for every £45 spent. You will find full details over on my Stampin' Up! store or you can drop me an email if you have any questions.


As always, thanks for stopping by and remember keep it crafty.

 

Lynnie C

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